Mar. 13, 2019 UPDATE

Kyoto Narita Kamigamo Main Store

- 京都なり田 上賀茂本店 -
Special Suguki pickles with bacteria that’s good for your health
A tsukemono, or Japanese pickles, shop close to Kamigamo Shrine attracts many people for their special pickles called Suguki. Suguki pickles that you can get today are made using the traditional method that started in Edo period (1603-1868). It’s a specialty pickle of the Kamigamo Shrine area, and the one from Narita is a brand-named delicacy. In the 90’s, Suguki was discovered to have a particular type of bacteria called Labelle. Labelle Bacteria is great for your health which strengthens your immune system. Although depending on the season, the shop carries about 40 different types of pickles other than Suguki pickles. The inside of the store is nice even just to walk in. The traditional structure is incredible to be in, plus there are seats where customers can take a seat and relaxingly shop for tsukemono.
Kizami Suguki
Kizami Suguki / ¥476
Kizami Suguki is already-chopped Suguki. Kizami Suguki is easy to eat and has added seasoning of white soy sauce. If unopened, it can last for about 1 month without refrigeration. The whole piece (pictured on the top of the article) can also be stored without refrigeration, if unopened, and is sold for ¥486 per 100g.
Kanboshi Shiro Takuan
Kanboshi Shiro Takuan / ¥756
Takuan is pickled daikon radish made by sun drying the vegetable first. This particular one called Kanboshi Shiro Takuan is made during the winter by drying the vegetable in cold air, and then pickled. It’s packed with a chili pepper for a touch of flavor.
Suguki Zanmai
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Suguki Zanmai / ¥594
Suguki Zanmai is Suguki pickles seasoned in a house-specialty way by adding sansho peppers, ginger, and chirimen jyako (semi-dried sardines). It goes very well by topping it on plain white rice. The tsukudani, or anything simmered in soy sauce and mirin, flavors are very familiar to most Japanese people.
How to buy

how to buy - naritaPlace items you want on the basket. Many of the pickles can be stored outside the refrigerator, if unopened. To make sure, please ask the staff. Although some pickles have short shelf life of a couple of days, there are also pickles that have about a month of shelf life.

- Shopping Tips -
For seasonal vegetables, the products are sold for limited time only. If there is a label with 「期間限定」, it indicates, “limited time only”. If you are thinking of bringing some pickles back to your home country, ask if room-temperature, or “jyo-on” (常温), storage is ok.
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I learned about Suguki and the "Labelle" bacteria it has. It's very good for your health and became very popular because of the benefits. I really liked the already-chopped Suguki. It's perfect to eat with plain rice, and the texture is nice. Narita is a very famous shop for Suguki pickles in the Kamigamo Shrine area. I hope that you will visit here if you are in the area.
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Kyoto Narita Kamigamo Main Store / 京都なり田 上賀茂本店
Category Tsukemono
Phone +81 75-721-1567  
Address 35, Kamigamo Yamamotocho, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8076
Directions ・3-minute walk from Kamigamo Shrine ・Take a taxi from Kyoto City Subway Kitayama Station (about 7-minute drive)
Open Hours 10am - 6pm
Closed Closed for New Years holidays
Price range
Credit cards Accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Great shop near Kamigamo Shrine
Information Japanese
Lanuages spoken Japanese
Shipping services Available

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